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Design Excellence Awards

Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards


2019 Grand Prize Winning Parts

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) is proud to celebrate its 56th year of the Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Award Competition program. We are excited to invite our MPIF member PM parts fabricators to submit components for competition that showcase the advantages of PM.

Last year a major change to the competition was introduced by dividing the competition into three major technology categories for judging:

  • conventional powder metallurgy
  • metal injection molding
  • and metal additive manufacturing (NEW).

A distinguished panel of industry judges will award Grand Prizes and Awards of Distinction to those powder metallurgy parts deemed worthy in each of these categories:

  • Automotive:
    • Engine
    • Transmission
    • Chassis
  • Aerospace/Military/Firearms
  • Lawn & Garden/Off-Highway (includes ATVs)
  • Hand Tool/Recreation (includes motorcycles)
  • Industrial Motors/Controls & Hydraulics
  • Hardware/Appliances
  • Medical/Dental
  • Electronic/Electrical


Submit Multiple Entries for More Chances to Win!

IMPORTANT: Entries are not required to disclose customer name.

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2020


Not an MPIF Member?

Learn more about why your company should join MPIF and its member companies. Influence the direction of the PM industry, aid in the development of industry standards, keep up-to-date with economic trends, and more!


Why Participate?


  • Company name in trade magazines
    • Typically picked up by 10 publishers
    • $5,000 value per insertion
  • Recognition of your technical expertise
  • Future promotional use
  • Shared video clips
  • Used in case studies
  • Seen on PickPM.com

View a Sample of a Completed Entry Form (MIM Example) (pdf)